I need Info on wolf biology, can anyone help?

I need the average annual salary, a typical day in the life of a wolf biologist, and what education is needed to get there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    How can I become a wolf biologist?

    Most jobs researching wolves require a graduate school degree (Master's or Doctorate) after undergraduate ( Bachelor's ) work in a four year school.

    First, take all the science and math courses you can in high school and do well on the SAT exam so you can gain acceptance to a good university for your undergrad degree. While there, major in ecology or wildlife science or zoology and take as many basic courses in those subjects as you can. Of course, you will also have to take all the other non-biological science courses required for your degree. When you are an undergrad, try to volunteer as a field assistant on a research project or seek a summer job with a state or federal agency to gain some experience with wildlife work.

    Choose your graduate school, your academic advisor, and your thesis research projects carefully. Find an advisor who has worked with wolves or advised other students working on wolves or their major prey species. Try to obtain a thesis research project on some aspect of wolf ecology or behavior...


    How to Become a Biologist

    To prepare for becoming a wolf biologist, take as many math and science courses as possible in high school. English and typing are also important. Choose a college or university with a strong program in wildlife management, biology, zoology, ecology, or conservation biology. Check the Internet for those close to you. A Bachelor’s and Masters or Ph.D. degree will be necessary. The following universities have such programs, but there are many more: Cornell, Purdue, University of Wisconsin, University of Montana, University of Michigan, University of Idaho, and University of Minnesota...


    For Further Information:

    Contact David Mech, U. S. Geological survey, Rm 100E, The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota, 1920 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Phone 651-649-5231, Fax 651-649-5233, mechx002@umn.edu

    For Research Details:

    See Wildlife Monographs No. 77 and 80; J. Wildl. Mgmt. 50:691-698, 59:565-570, and 54:297-299; Can. J. Zool. 69:2946-2955 and 72:1557-1565.

    Besides my own research in Minnesota, the High Arctic, and Yellowstone, I know of only the following ongoing research projects on wolves in North America.

    * Canada - Dr. Paul Paquet, ppaquet@sk.sympatico.ca

    * Yellowstone - Dr. Doug Smith, Yellowstone Center for Resources, P. O. Box 168, YNP, WY 82190, Deb_Guernsey@nps.gov

    * Isle Royale - Dr. Rolf Peterson, Biological Sciences Dept., Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, ropeters@mtu.edu

    * Montana - Dr. Dan Pletscher, School of Forestry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, pletsch@forestry.umt.edu

    * North Carolina - Ms. Kathy Whidbee , U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Red Wolf Recovery Program, 708 North Highway 64, P.O Box 1969, Manteo, NC 27954, Kathy_Whidbee@fws.gov

    * Wisconsin - Dr. Jack Stewart, Professor & Director, Wolf Research Team, Northland College, Ashland, WI 54806

    * Captive Wolf Studies:

    o Dr. Erich Klinghammer, North American Wildlife Park Foundation, Battle Ground, IN 47920, ekltiki@dcwi.com

    o Dr. Fred Harrington, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6, fred.harrington@msvu.ca








  • mulry
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Wolf Biologist Jobs

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    ones carnivore/herbivore im not really sure what your looking for since they are totally 2 different mammals

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